„About the Treasurer – Good or Anything”. Notes on the „Treasurer’s Book of the Association of New Artists”   Cover Image
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„За касиера или добро, или нищо” . Бележки към „касова книга на Дружество на Новите художници” .
„About the Treasurer – Good or Anything”. Notes on the „Treasurer’s Book of the Association of New Artists”

Author(s): Maria Miteva
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The period of the 1930s and 1940s was a time of comparable processes in Bulgaria and the leading European states regarding culture. The association of New artists was a spokesman of these processes in the sphere of the fine arts. The short academic study is based on unknown to researchers up to now document – the “Treasurer’s Book of the association of New artists” found in the archive of the union of Bulgarian artists. The financial document covers the period 1936-1943, it has to sections – revenues and expenditures, contains also annual protocols from revisions of the control commission of the association. Besides the book-keeping data and also due to the service as a cashier of the different members of the union from this book we learn numerous facts concerning the membership of the association, the exhibitions that they have organized, the sales, the different loans, celebrations, etc. The lacks of research regarding the art market in the country during that period of time make this book a valuable source of information. With its help the text clarifies the dynamics of art life during that period. Revealed is the gradual but adequate comprehension of the stylistic expressions of the News. The study offers many facts that enrich the cultural life of the country at that time that were organized by the association (the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Paul Cezanne, exhibition of chil- dren’s paintings, etc.). Getting to know the authentic archive materials gives a chance to adequately study the period and more concretely the place and role of the association of New artists.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 18-21
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Bulgarian